New Brunswick, NJ: [circa 1890].
4pp. handbill, with a 3 x 7 inch sample of Lintine and 2-1/2 x 1-1/2 sample of Johnson's Rubber Adhesive Plaster. Within the original blue mailing envelope addressed to Dr. C. Schaefer, Indianapolis. The Precursor to the Band-Aid. Usual folds. Offsetting from one of the samples. Fine Item #321600
A scarce early promotional handbill from Johnson & Johnson (founded in 1886), which advertising various products but mostly dedicated to Lintine, a newly developed sterile, absorbent non-stick gauze for a variety of applications and uses, from wound care to menstruation. The handbill includes a sample of the product, as well as a sample of Rubber Adhesive Plaster, an improved medical tape. It would take another thirty years before J&J employee Thomas Anderson would market two similar products together to allow self-dressing of small wounds; i.e. the invention of the Band-Aid.
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